It’s quince (ayva) season and you will see these oddly shaped fruit, that look like a cross between a pear and an apple, in abundance on the markets.
Try this recipe for a delicious dessert.
Quince Dessert (Ayva Tatlısı)
5 medium quinces
1 kg. sugar
1 lemon, squeezed
5 cups water
2 sour apples
250 gr. Kaymak (clotted cream)
Chopped walnuts or pistachio
Peel the quince, divide in half and cut out the core.
Arrange in a shallow saucepan.
Peel the apples and grate over the quince.
Sprinkle the sugar over and add the water, lemon juice and cloves.
Cover the pan with a lid or aluminium foil and cook over a gentle heat until the quince are tender and the juice has thickened.
Serve cold with kaymak (clotted cream) and walnuts or pistachio.